The third Christmas Cabaret is coming
This time Cabaret will be themed on the Swinging Sixties, so it’s going to be Groovy Baby…
The format for the cabaret this year is for it to be a journey through the decade of the 60’s, highlighting famous events in history and celebrating the wide variety of new music, taking the world by storm.
It was out with 50’s Rock ‘n’ Roll and in with Motown, Girl Groups, Surf Rock, Folk Music and Rock. Music became hugely diverse with everything from the Beatles, the Supremes, The Monkees, Dusty Springfield, the Beach Boys, to Hendrix, to name just a few.
- We would very much like to present a wider range of musical styles and acts this year.
Perhaps some of the ladies might like to also sing together on a song as our ode to Motown for example? Or some chaps work together on a Monkees number, or similar?
Yes we can include a couple of big musical numbers of the era, A Rat Pack Christmas song, or a Shirley Bassey number, but would like this to be mixed in amongst more up beat music and artists of the time so we get a nice variety of styles.
We would also like to include 2 dance performances with an Austin Powers twist (Do you know how to shag Baby?) for fun! (One in each half of the evening.)
And for a new component this year we would like to offer you the chance to perform your song with live accompaniment, in the form of a 3 piece band (if we get them), or a professional pianist to really add to the cabaret feel!
(You can still perform with backing tracks if you would prefer!)
Once you’ve chosen your song, let us know which key you wish to sing it in and we will arrange rehearsals with you and the musicians.
To give you a good example of some the artists of the time to choose from, please click on the link below.
We are also calling for potential performers via the CDS website and social media – so if you have friends or contacts you think might want to perform please pass this on or ask people to get in touch.
We would very much hope to have a full cast of performers by the end of this month, ready to get things under way in October!
So please contact this year’s director Hazelle as soon as possible if you’d like to be involved, to know more or would like to discuss an audition!
The next CDS auditions after the Cabaret will be for the short play and sketches for the 2018 February Frolics – these are usually held just after Xmas – so stay tuned!
We also list some other nearby auditions here
About CDS Auditions
CDS is always keen to involve new people both on and off stage.
We are keen to mix up and borrow (or loan!) people with other groups (in our experience this happens anyway) as this enhances productions and skills. So if you are an established or aspiring actor, or director and want to work with us please get in touch or come meet us at a club night.
All CDS production auditions are open to all (time permitting!), with the director’s choice of casting based on factors including (in no particular order) talent, suitability for the role, suitability alongside other actors, use of new faces, experience and availability.
While we actively avoid using the same old faces from a small clique of insiders, there are lots of opportunities, but we also expect members to get and stay involved in supporting roles both off and on stage.
- Our annual Feb Frols show has a format and tradition which actively encourages people to try out or develop their directing and acting with support from more experienced members.
- Sign up for our mailing list and select the Acting interest and we will email you the latest announcements about new play, auditions and other relevant activities!
For Other Local Auditions
Please see the dedicated page.
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